Thursday, October 06, 2011

World Press Photo 11

Brookfield Place once again plays host to the fantastic photos of World Press Photo 11. The traveling pictorial exhibition runs from October 5 to the 26, 2011 under the massive white arches of the Allen Lambert Galleria and showcases some of the best from the field of photojournalism from around the world.

The press release says "TORONTO, Oct. 4, 2011 /CNW/ - Each year, an independent international jury, consisting of nineteen members, judges the entries in nine different categories, submitted by photojournalists, agencies, newspapers and magazines from all corners of the world. This year's competition attracted 5,691 photographers from 125 countries. In total 108,059 images were entered in the contest. The exhibition is comprised of 177 photographs and is free and open to the public.

World Press Photo is a nonprofit organization based in Amsterdam founded in 1955. Its main aim is to support and promote internationally the work of professional press photographers. The annual exhibition will be shown at over 100 venues all over the world. Over the years, World Press Photo has evolved into an independent platform for photojournalism and the free exchange of information."

Thomas Peschak's photo of a Cape Gannet is used in their promotional poster. It looks like the bird is wearing goggles.

While I was there Getty Image photographer Ed Ou was being interviewed about his photos set which won first place for contemporary issue stories. Wow, check out his bio on his website.

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